It’ll come as no surprise that we are huge fans of at-home sperm testing. It’s quick, simple, puts you in the driving seat and is a great way to keep your fertility journey on track during lockdown. Still on the fence? Here are just a few of the benefits of taking sperm tests into your own hands.
Help you get ahead of the game
Many couples don’t want to visit a fertility clinic unless they’ve been trying for a while – which is understandable. Even couples with optimum fertility can take up to 12 months to conceive naturally. Just because you don’t get pregnant straight away, doesn’t always mean there’s a problem. However, we think that a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to these things is the way to go.
In many cases, knowledge is power when it comes to a fertility journey. There’s a whole host of benefits to understanding your sperm health ahead of time. If your swimmers are a little slow or depleted, you can make lifestyle changes that will improve your chances of conception. Sperm regenerates around every 72 days, so you can make big changes over a couple of months, once you know what needs to be done. If there are more serious issues at play, you have time to research fertility treatments and get your head around the potential new game plan.
At-home sperm testing is a great way to take that first step in understanding your fertility. We’ve even had couples who are a year or two away from trying, take our tests to get ahead of the curve – and feel more positive and in control because of it.
More relaxing – less embarrassing
Let’s face it, between coronavirus and the cold weather, leaving the house is not top of anyone’s priority list right now. Our at-home sperm tests mean you can get a headstart on your fertility journey from the comfort of your own home – no face mask required. Delivered in a slick, discreet box and paired with our cutting edge app, checking out your sperm health is now as easy as placing another lockdown takeaway order.
We’re big believers that there shouldn’t be any shame in sperm samples – and how you give one. That said, we know that for most guys, masturbating in a cold, grey, doctor’s office is not the ideal way to spend a Thursday afternoon and can be a bit uncomfortable. Doing the test at home helps to remove some of the embarrassment you might be feeling.
Being in your own space, where you can relax, and have your partner on hand (so to speak) for moral support, can be a much better experience – especially if you’re feeling nervous.
Results are fast and private
Clinics are busy – which means that you can wait to get a referral and then days to get your results. Not only does this delay the opportunity to improve your sperm health, but it also gives you a lot of time to sit around, feeling anxious. Our ExSeed at-home sperm test gives your results in a matter of minutes, so you know exactly what you’re dealing with, straight away.
We also know that many men dread chatting through their results with a stranger, in what could be an emotionally vulnerable situation. It might also be the first time you’re hearing words like ‘morphology’ and ‘motility’ – so it can be a lot to take in. Having a clear and concise breakdown of your sperm health in the palm of your hand means you can take things at a pace that suits you. You have time to digest results on your own, get familiar with the medical jargon and then decide how and if you want to reach out for support – on your terms.
You can access instant advice and support
If you decide you need advice on improving your sperm health, our experts are on hand to help. Straight after your results, you’ll get access to free personal guides and lifestyle programmes that are tailored to your results and a quick questionnaire you’ll complete. Whether it’s quitting smoking, changing your diet or stepping up your exercise routine, the guides will point you in the right direction and save you time trawling through a million ‘sperm health improvement’ blogs.
If you want some more clarification on your results or simply fancy a chat to an expert who gets your concerns – you can do that too. Simply book in for a free phone consultation or access the anonymous online chat – whatever makes you most comfortable.
Unlike regular sperm tests, the whole interaction can be accessed via our app at a time, place and pace that works for you – and the process can move seriously fast. If you’re keen to kickstart your fertility journey, you could do the test, get your results and be making healthy lifestyle changes based on expert advice, within the hour.
It’s pretty cool
You get to see your own sperm. On your phone. Up close and personal. I don’t think we need to say more than that. The coolest thing to happen on your phone screen since that time Peter Crouch retweeted you.
If you want to find out more about at-home sperm testing, or are ready to take the plunge, the ExSeed at-home sperm test is available to order now.